Posts Tagged ‘tidelines series’

Texture On The Beach

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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This morning as I was hunting for something totally different, I came across this pattern in the ‘Sand Patterns’ file I hadn’t looked at for a while, and wondered how on earth I could have forgotten about this stunning pic?  It’s not the Namib Desert from the air or something like that – it’s in the wet sand not far above the low tide line.  I normally take care to avoid including shoe prints in my pics of sand patterns, but they do provide a perspective, and in this case there is a faint shoeprint just above the LLH corner of the pic.   When I took it a couple of months back, I didn’t check to see which little creatures made those little lumps at the ends of those lines -and I’m just presuming either tiny molluscs or bivalves, but they may be little crabs, though I rarely see any crabs at all on the beach I usually go to.


And these photos show what was behind the Tidelines group of quilts in the Golden Textures exhibition last year – in the upper RH panel of the collage is ‘Tidelines 10’

Sandlace – Free Form Lace Continued

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Some sample making continues for some ‘Sandlace’ works,  inspired by pics such as this one above.

  • Something I’ll do more is place one of the ‘lacey’ sections over some of my own freeform piecing/patchwork.
  • Another possibility is ditto over some much more muted fabrics,  closer to each other in colour and intensity.
  • Also to be explored are some texture printed backgrounds ….


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  •  I very much like raw edges, so this  is being explored, too.



SAQA Benefit Auction Continues at Houston International Quilt Festival

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The hugely successful online portion has finished.  But 106 quilts including mine, were set aside to be auctioned by in-person bidding at the upcoming Houston International Quilt Festival, in a similarly structured reverse process over the 5 days of that festival.

Prices will follow the same pattern as the online Auction does, but note the shorter bidding intervals

Wednesday, October 31  7:00PM – 10:00PM – $750

Thursday, November 1  10:00AM – 2:00PM  –  $550

Thursday, November 1    2:00PM – 7:00PM   –  $350

Friday, November 2      10:00AM – 2:00PM   –  $250

Friday, November 2        2:00PM – 7:00PM   –  $150

Saturday, November 3  10:00AM – 2:00PM –   $100

Saturday, November 3    2:00PM – 7:00PM   –  $75

Sunday, November 4    10:00AM – 4:00PM   –  $75

WHAT IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO HOUSTON AND WANT TO BUY ONE?    There is also a proxy bidding system if you won’t be there.  If you would like to purchase one of the pieces, have another look on line at this group  – mine is on the first page there, scroll down several rows.   Then call Martha Seilman, director of SAQA, at (860-487-4199) with your credit card information, saying which piece(s) you’d like to purchase at which price(s).  Because it is intended to be an in-person bid process, she will wait 30 minutes after the price changes.  At that time, if no one else has purchased the piece, she will use your credit card information to purchase it for you.  You will then be charged the standard shipping rates that are used for the online portions of the Auction.

SAQA Auction So Far

Friday, September 21st, 2012

So far,  the auction is proceeding well, and there are still plenty of wonderful quilts to be auctioned – including the remaining quilts in this week’s group, and then a new group begins selling on monday. To see all quilts in this year’s auction, go to the SAQA website,  and look for the first menu entry under Events.   Mine  (above) has been included in a group selected for auction during the International Quilt Festival at Houston, beginning at 7pm on October 31st and through to sunday 4th November.  On the website they’re pictured separately from those currently being auctioned.  If you want a particular quilt, like mine,  for example but cannot attend the show to bid and purchase in person, please contact the SAQA director Martha, whose contact information is on


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